Development of a Test to Quantify Organic Content in Silica Sand

The project objective is to select a chemistry test appropriate for use as stated in Section 902 2.2. The Principal Investigator (PI) may identify, modify, or develop the selected test. If the selected test is not referenced by an accrediting agency, the PI shall create all necessary documentation to perform the test and prepare a draft Florida Test Method. This test should cost no more than approximately $100 at a commercial laboratory and should not require more than five days to complete. The researcher shall provide a basis for recommended Quality Control test frequencies for the chemistry test to be performed at silica mines. The PI will have a Ph. D. in Chemistry, Soil Sciences, or Geology and will have demonstrated expertise in organic chemistry. Collaboration across university Departments is permitted with the PI responsible for all Team Management.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $92477
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Shoucair, John

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Florida

      207 Grinter Hall
      PO Box 115500
      Gainesville, Florida  United States  32611
    • Principal Investigators:

      Riding, Kyle

    • Start Date: 20210519
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230213

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774513
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BEB28
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 21 2021 11:22AM